They call it a ‘major refresh,’ but the new Acura TLX looks and feels more like a comprehensive makeover of the sport/luxury sedan.
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Although it carries over engines, transmissions, and other components from the previous TLX, the new car has been re-sculpted from the windshield forward. A handsome “diamond pentagon” grille replaces the earlier face.
The TLX also boasts new rear styling touches, as well as an upgraded model — the A-Spec — which features state-of-the art suspension modifications, quicker steering, 19-inch alloy wheels, and premium sport-tuned Michelin tires that combine to muffle road noise and improve the ride, response, and feel.
Engine sounds are enhanced to make music for enthusiasts’ ears. The musicality extends to the rhythm and tone of the driving experience, in which the TLX — particularly in the models with the V-6 engine and all-wheel drive — evokes tactical sensations and emotional driver responses. Overall, the feel is of heft and substance. New for 2019, the TLX A-Spec expands to 2.4-liter models.
- Publisher: Houston Chronicle
- Date: 2018-07-14T05:00:00Z
- Author: By Frank A Aukofer MOTOR MATTERS
- Twitter: @houstonchron
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